Blog: Euro-themed tax campaign video launched

James Wilmore | 11 June 2012

Pubs here in England are set for bumper sales this evening, with the national team kicking-off their campaign in the European Football Championships.  

But it's not all cheer for brewers and publicans. The issue of beer tax continues to loom large -  duty has risen 40% since 2008.  So, in a clever bit of campaigning a coalition of industry bodies have put together a video highlighting the UK's stinging rate of beer tax. It points out that UK punters pay 13 times more beer tax than the Germans, 12 times more than Spanish and nine times more than the French. Sacrebleu!

It's all part of a campaign to persuade the government to abandon the duty escalator system, which will see taxes go up 2% above inflation automatically each year until 2014. 

You can see the video below...

 

However, in some ways they can count themselves lucky. In Brazil, the federal governemnt has just hiked beer tax by 27% - in a single year

Follow me: @jamescwilmore

 


BLOG

Carlsberg - Right. Stop that: It's silly

It would appear that the folk at the UK arm of Carlsberg have this year found the 'gimmicky' drawer in the marketing office....

BLOG

No, I don't wish to see what you're about to drink, thanks

It's a popular grizzle and one I'll admit to having on at least one or two occasions… a day. Why do people post photos of their food and/or drink on to my social media feed?...

BLOG

Fridges see cool returns for Treasury Wine Estates

After a 2014 it'll want to forget, Treasury Wine Estates has some good news....

BLOG

Making gin in the shed

The garden shed is usually home to some spiders, a lawnmower and a few half-empty paint tins. ...

just-drinks homepage



Forgot your password?